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A 27-year-old female asked:

Hi, i am currently 11 weeks pregnant. my doctor prescribed me ecosprin 150, which he said is aspirin. this is supposed to be taken after reaching 12 weeks. please could you explain why aspirin is prescribed during pregnancy and if it's safe. thanks?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Medication with aspirin during pregnancy may be used for prophylaxis for blood clotting, since pregnancy is a hyper-coagulable state with elevated fibrinogen and risk for blood clots is elevated. There is not enough clinical information given to support this medication provided in your question, but see your OB physician and ask for an explanation.
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